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01 Jan 2016 description

Persistently below-average rainfall leads to drought in many parts of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

25 Dec 2015 description
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Dryness persists in southern Africa and Kenya despite recent heavy rainfall

  1. Drought conditions have affected many countries in southern Africa, including Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Mozambique due to the delayed start of season and erratic distribution of rainfall. Exacerbated by a poor performance during the previous season, the deficient rain has already significantly reduced water availability, leading to livestock deaths and poor ground conditions over many areas.

04 Dec 2015 description

Early season dryness persists across southern Africa

  1. Very low and infrequent rainfall in southern Africa has resulted in significant early season moisture deficits, particularly in the KwaZuluNatal region of South Africa, Swaziland, and southern Mozambique. Light to moderate rain is expected over the region during the next week, which could sustain rainfall deficits.

24 Jul 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to overcome deficits in Central America, Hispaniola, and parts of West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A slightly delayed start to the season with sporadic light rains in recent weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for Gambia and central areas of Senegal. Dry ground conditions have led to delayed planting and have negatively impacted livestock health.

22 Nov 2011 description

This report covers the period 01 January 2011 to 30 June 2011.

In brief

Programme outcome: the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies‘ secretariat (IFRC) is committed to supporting the National Societies to do more, do better and reach further in order to address the humanitarian challenges faced by the Red Cross Societies in the Americas. The support provided by the IFRC‘s Americas zone office focuses on mainstreaming compliance with the Inter-American Plan and working towards full alignment with the IFRC‘s Strategy 2020.

19 Nov 2011 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, includ-ing droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the re-gion also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S.

26 Oct 2011 description

25 de octubre de 2011.

Este día se celebró una Reunión Extraordinaria de Presidentes del SICA en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Comalapa, en El Salvador, dedicada a examinar el recuento de daños y pérdidas causados por la Depresión Tropical 12-E, así como concertar algunas gestiones en el sentido de constituir un Grupo Consultivo para la Reconstrucción de los países de la región, que se celebraría en el marco de la XXXVIII Reunión Cumbre del SICA el próximo 16 de diciembre en San Salvador, El Salvador.

25 Oct 2011 description
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25 October 2011 – United Nations aid agencies are ramping up their efforts to provide shelter, food and health care to El Salvador, which is facing one of the greatest disasters in its history as heavy rains continue to cause severe flooding across Central America.

25 Oct 2010 description


-  HAITI: Más de 3 mil personas afectadas por cólera, 250 muertos.

-  NICARAGUA: Los casos de leptospirosis aumentan. El 58 por ciento se ubican en León.

-  BELICE, HONDURAS Y MEXICO: El Huracán Richard causa daños en Belice, en Honduras y mantiene a México en alerta.

-  PERU: Inundaciones en Cusco dejan 120 familias damnificadas.

25 Oct 2010 description


-  HAITI: More than 3 thousand people affected by cholera, 250 dead.

-  NICARAGUA: Increase in the cases of leptospirosis. 58 per cent are in León.

-  BELIZE, HONDURAS and MEXICO: Hurricane Richard causes damages in Belize and Honduras and Mexico is on alert.

-  PERU: Flooding in Cusco affects 120 families.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.